LAYTON -- A Layton man is the second hunter in less than two weeks to be issued a citation for illegally hunting in Grand Teton National Park.
Rangers charged Wayne Boydstun, 51, on Sept. 29 with a mandatory appearance for the taking of wildlife in the park.
Two rangers, on a routine backcountry patrol, heard a gunshot just after 10 a.m. While investigating the source, they encountered a hunting guide, who reported that his client had shot a bull elk in the park. The guide was on his way up a hill to place a call notifying authorities of the incident when the rangers met him. The guide then took the investigating rangers to the location of the elk kill and rangers determined the elk had been taken 40 yards inside of the park boundary.
All parties involved fully cooperated with rangers.
Since hunting is prohibited inside the park, rangers remind individuals hunting near the park boundary to be especially diligent in locating the park's boundary prior to hunting and to be sure that they are outside park lands before taking wildlife.